Pretium Engineering

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Pretium Engineering Inc. is a specialist building science, mechanical, and structural consulting engineering firm that provides high-quality, evidence-driven services across a wide variety of sectors across Canada, including commercial, residential, retail, healthcare, educational, institutional, industrial, recreational and hospitality.  

 

  • Building Restoration

  • Assessments and Capital Planning

  • New Construction and Design

  • Structural Engineering

  • Infectious Disease Control

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Energy Performance

  • Testing

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation Support

  • Development Services

  • Building Envelope Commissioning

  • Universal Design (Accessibility)

Project:
Capital Planning and Assessment 

Building Condition Assessment
Ontario Shores Center for Mental Health Sciences

 

Pretium conducted a review of 46,500m2 of floor area throughout the 2-level, 8 building facility including 329 patient care beds, patient support rooms, administrative offices, therapeutic swimming pool, exercise room, gymnasium, bowling alley, games room, pharmacy, lecture theatre, and 2 cafeterias. Pretium also conducted a separate hospital code and barrier free accessibility review. 

 

In addition to direct physical assessment and financial plan development, Pretium has been engaged to develop condition and expenditure indexing tools that help facility Owners and Managers prioritize repairs for building systems within portfolios of several properties and within funding constraints.  

 

Over the past 25 years, we have assessed several thousand properties for Owners and Managers ranging from single family social housing homes, to high-rise apartments, from institutional buildings to large industrial and commercial properties. Through that experience, and our design and administration of building rehabilitation, we have accumulated an exhaustive library of costing data.   

 

Due Diligence Assessments and Pre-Purchase Inspections

Performance Audits 

Property Condition Assessments

Reserve Fund and Capital Expenditure Planning Studies

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Project:
Mechanical Engineering

Rooftop Unit Replacement with Duct Design

11 Storey high-rise commercial office building

 

Pretium was tasked with the replacement of the existing rooftop units (RTUs) along with design of all necessary indoor ducting for a specific commercial unit (located on a single level). Our services for this project included the condition assessment, design, specifications, tendering, contract administration, and construction review. 

 

Pretium’s mechanical engineering team is focused on delivering technically sound, practical energy and cost saving solutions, while ensuring our clients’ full satisfaction. Our team of highly skilled technical professionals can provide solutions for any retrofit or new construction project.

 

Heating - Ventilation - Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

Plumbing and Drainage Systems

Fire Protection Systems

Electrical Systems

System Design

Condition Assessments and Investigations    

System Replacement, Renewal, and Retrofit

Capital Planning, Reserve Fund Studies

Feasibility Studies

Litigation Support 

Construction Review (Quality Assurance/Quality Control)

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Project:
Structural Engineering 

Underground Parking Garage Design

11 Storey Apartment Building

 

Pretium completed the structural design for this 2-storey underground parking garage at this 11 storey residential building. Pretium started with the original condition assessment and saw this project through the design, specification, tendering, and construction. This project included a 19,000 sq.ft. garage concrete roof slab, further localized concrete repairs, waterproofing, swimming pool repairs, and architectural landscaping.

 

Our structural team has provided designs of unique and innovative foundations and other building structures in provinces across Canada. Often our designs are substituted for the more common engineered solution that has been found to be impractical or too expensive to use. Our team prides itself on developing structural solutions where other solutions fail to meet the client’s needs. 

 

Structural Design for Steel, Concrete, Masonry, and Wood

Pre-demolition Survey

Helical Pier and Micropile Foundation Design

Conventional Spread Footings

Tank and Tank Farm Foundations

High Stack and Tower Foundations.

Helical Pier and Conventional Underpinning

Tieback and Tiedown Anchor Systems

Shoring Walls and Retaining Walls

Solar Installation 

Fall Arrest Systems, Temporary Works, and Racking Systems

Guardrails and Machinery Supports 

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Project:
Building Restoration and New Construction

EIFS Overcladding

9 Storey Apartment Building

 

Pretium performed a wall condition assessment, destructive wall openings, and thermographic scan. We evaluated the thermal performance, condensation resistance, and projected energy savings of 10 retrofit wall cladding options using modelling software. Pretium created the architectural renderings, specification and performed the tendering, and construction review and contract administration. The building was clad with EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish System) installed over deteriorated TTW brick and stucco cladding and was the first major EIFS Quality Assurance Program project (EQI) in Canada.

 

Pretium is an industry leader in EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish System) Consulting; including active involvement with the EIFS Council of Canada, assisting with the development of industry standards, specifications, and reference documents. We have a strong team of Certified EQI (EIFS) Inspectors with Building Envelope Expertise. An EIFS can enhance the appearance and performance of your building.

 

EIFS Cladding Retrofit (over existing deteriorated concrete/masonry and energy inefficient structures) 

EIFS Third Party Inspection (new construction) 

EQI EIFS Assurance Program Audits 

Expert Witness and Litigation Support 

Warranty Claims Resolution 

Warranty Period Inspections, Warranty Extensions 

EIFS Condition Assessments 

Forensic Assessment and Testing 

EIFS Repair and Renewal Solutions